Smashing Pumpkins Live at First Avenue on 1993-10-05
- Smashing Pumpkins
06 > I Am One
08 Geek U.S.A.
12 Cherub Rock
13 (Encore Break #1)
14 [Fade Out]
01 [Fade In]
04 (Encore Break #2)
06 Silverfuck > When You Wish Upon a Star [Washington/Harline] (tease) > Over the Rainbow [Harburg/Arlen] (tease)
07 > Sweet Sweet
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|I Am One|
|(Encore Break #1)|
|(Encore Break #2)|
|Silverfuck / When You Wish Upon a Star [Washington/Harline] (tease) / Over the Rainbow [Harburg/Arlen] (tease)|
To seamlessly join the two discs, simply remove D1T14 and D2T01.
- 2008-04-08 21:21:35
- DAT-? > FLAC
- Minneapolis, MN, USA
- Run time
- Sonic Studios mics > DAT
- Transferred by
- Sebastian Boschert (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- First Avenue
Subject: First Ave second home
Additionally, I feel very lucky to have seen this band in a club setting before they became hugely famous. Thx D.S. for the ticket!
Subject: Good sound, Intimate show, Rough vocals
As for the performace, it's only the second show, and already Corgan's vocals are wrecked. The first few songs feature some rough notes. Disarm in particular is a tough listen. With this US tour, Billy would end up screaming many of the lyrics to the new songs. As opposed to the delivery of songs in the August and September shows, which were more faithful to the album, these US shows show Billy focusing less and less on the the whisper and shouting vocal style he used on the record, in favor of a screaming style of singing. Songs like "Rocket" end up being screamed out, as opposed to sung, and the heavier songs get even more of a screamed delivery.
As for the set, again Billy's vocals are an issue with a few of the songs, mostly affecting the quieter songs. In addition to Disarm, Spaceboy has some struggles as well. Apart from Billy's vocals, the set is well played. The vocals do improve as the set goes on. The band play Pissant, as well as Starla in the first encore. Both of these songs would get very few airings throughout the rest of the tour, so this is a definite highlight here. Even with the vocal wear early in the set, this is actually a very intimate gig on the whole, played in a small club. Silverfuck is an excellent version here, with the last known tease of "When You Wish Upon a Star" thrown in, and some funny vocal improvisations from Billy during the middle section. The show ends with a very quick acapella version of Sweet Sweet. For some humor, listen to Billy's funny intro to Soma and James' rant during the middle of Pissant for an example of how relaxed the band sound.
As for the source, the sound is an excellent closeup audience capture, although with an emphasis on the left channel, probably due to the taper's location in the room and proximity to the left PA stack.
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